Beerded Ladies

water + hops + malt + yeast + blog

This website is devoted to craft beer reviews, sudsy events, brewery tourism, stunning beertography, bad puns, offbeat beer pairings, dispatches from behind the bar and general beverage snobbery where we can apply terms like "biscuity" and talk about hop profiles.

Meet the Ladies.

Jockey For Her

It's my beer in a box.

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There are a lot of obvious fun things I've been introduced to as a beer blogger, first the shower beer, now the Jockey Box.

I saw my first JB at a recent event organized by my fellow lady. This one (below) was fancy and sleek, via SingleCut.

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If you haven't figured it out yet, the Jockey Box is essentially portable taps that allow you to expertly dispense cold beer ANYWHERE. Classier than a straight keg tap, perfect for tailgating, picnics, or your bedroom.

Now, I know what you're thinking: I WANT ONE. Here's a couple of things you should know before you make your Jockey Box purchase.

50' or 120' coil - What length should you have in your Jockey Box?

The 50' is significantly cheaper, but it needs time to recover between pours and is meant to accomodate smaller events where beer is poured intermitently. If you are planning a large party or event where beer pouring is constant, go with the 120' coil.

Ice Ice Baby

Coils MUST be covered with CUBED ice at all times for proper beer flowage.

Be prepared!

Get yourself a tapping tool box so you will be prepared for any keg, coil or CO2 troubleshooting. And always have extra coils and hoses on hand.

Now...

If you're a beer lover of simple means and also handy with a drill, here's how you can make your own!

Intro to your box

Supplies

Instructions:

If you're not so handy, there are also many places to purchase Jockey Box's online. Beverage Factory offered the lowest prices I could find for a JB with 120' coil, though they all hover around $600.00

Also, if you're a home brewer and want to add a little swag when pouring your beer at an event, Portable Bar Company makes custom Jockey Box Covers. Sample, for Ballast Point.

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I hope you enjoy these boxes as much as I do. Until my next beer discovery...

-HK